By The Rev. Rick Swenson As the final gavel fell on the proceedings of General Convention 2018 Friday in Austin, Texas, I was struck with an overwhelming sense of both amazement and exhaustion. In the past, I have followed General Convention from afar as an outside observer. This was my first time experiencing the... Continue Reading →
What’s your role at General Convention?
On this, the last of General Convention, ECMN-ers share the role they played in the wider work! The Super Deputy Minnie Steele - General Convention from Episcopal Church in Minnesota on Vimeo. The Chancellor Sally Johnson - General Convention from Episcopal Church in Minnesota on Vimeo. The Secretariat Behind the Scenes with Bishop Prior from... Continue Reading →
Nearing the Finish Line
Let's start with something silly. Did you hear that there's a pigeon making some waves at General Convention this year? Well, to be more accurate, there seems to be several pigeons. Several pigeons that now have a twitter handle. They have added some great good humor to the House of Deputies legislative sessions as they... Continue Reading →
We are the Episcopal (GREEN) Branch of the Jesus Movement!
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has identified three pillars of our faith- in-action as we embrace the Jesus Movement: Care of creation, Reconciliation, Evangelism, Care of Creation is an important topic at the 2018 General Convention of the Episcopal Church. The Advisory Council on the Stewardship of Creation has put forth 14 Resolutions supporting responsible stewardship.... Continue Reading →
FROM ¡CUBA SI! to ¡CUBA AHORA!
Out of Isolation and Back into the Fold By: The Rev. Rena Turnham (Deputy, Minnesota) and Cody Maynus (Episcopal Peace Fellowship) Now the whole group of those who believe were of one heart and soul…With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.... Continue Reading →
By: Amelia Arthur Director, Circle of the Beloved, Episcopal Service Corps in Minnesota On Friday afternoon, I left my husband and kids at the beach and flew to Austin, Texas to spend the weekend at the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. As I waited in the Atlanta airport, I posted to Facebook, “leaving... Continue Reading →
Get Caught Up – General Convention Day 4
Prayer Book Revisions The House of Deputies passed a resolution to begin the process of revising the Book of Common Prayer, after much thoughtful conversation and several amendments. The resolution has been passed in this form. You can learn more about this by reading this article from the Episcopal News Service. The resolution now moves... Continue Reading →
A Morning at Hutto Detention Center
By Dave Holmberg The headline from the 79th General Convention will likely be the discussion and voting on revisions to the Book of Common Prayer. Our current prayer book dates back to 1979, which replaced a book from 1928. We seem to be operating on a 50 year revision plan. For more on that issue,... Continue Reading →
Day Two Recap – so much is happening!
Here are a few highlights from today's second official day of General Convention. This is just a snapshot - if you're interested in learning more - check out the Episcopal News Service articles, and The Episcopal Church's Media Hub (TONS of great stuff here - including some videos and live-streams of General Convention!) Prayer Book... Continue Reading →
“Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement”
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry declared at the opening of the 79th General Convention that we are the "Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement". In his preaching style made famous at the Royal Wedding, Bishop Curry called on all of us to "stand up for the way of love" and demonstrate a Christianity that reflects the... Continue Reading →